About

no, it is not Banksy, it's only me

 

Rui Gato, 17.11.77 Lisbon

Studied Architecture until 4th grade in Lisbon, chose the path of Music and Sound Design in 1998. Rui Gato has been developing a multidisciplinary work of sonic laboratory, having the modulation of the sonic matter and the exploration of its limits as the main conceptual basis. His professional and artistic activities center on realtime musical composition and human<->machine interfaces. Since 2007 started also exploring the motion design, interactivity and synthetic image generation areas.

Is co-director of the production company Horse On Wheels (HOW), author of the projects Elastic Void and Outersites, co-participant of the projects Plat|::|Form and Houselab, and member of the JGM theatre company.

Since 1996 participated in various projects, as in:

musical performance by Emanuel Dimas Pimenta, HLMRPHSS (MEIAC 2000);
mixed media collective Houseware 2000 (Expo Hannover 2000);
sonic installation with Rafael Toral, Voyager Red Module (ExperimentaDesign 2001);
performance with Margarida Mestre, a Blues (Teatro Campo Alegre 2001);
various live acts with the projects Outersites and Plat|::|Form (Superpanorama – with Burnt Friedman, ExperimentaDesign 2003);
participation in the Red Bull Music Academy (Cape Town 2003);
sound for installation by Luís Campos (Luz Boa Festival 2004);
sound design for the exhibition Transit (TAP 2005);
sound design for the Portugal Pavillion in the Word Water Forum (Mexico City 2006);
sound piece “Stretch” for Flexibility exhibiton (Torino World Design Capital ‘08);
artistic residency at Espaço do Tempo with João Garcia Miguel theatre company (Montemor 2009);
artistic residency “Red Bull House of Art” (São Paulo 2009);
concept and production of interactive sound installation “Paradise Found” (São Paulo 2009);
concept and production of sonic sculpture “Rainlith” (São Paulo 2009);
live performance for cinema screening of Dziga Vertov’s “Man With Movie Camera”, “8mm” (Torres Vedras 2010);
music and video for theatre play by João Garcia Miguel “O Filho da Europa” (FITEI – Porto 2010);
concept, music and video mapping show for municipality market grand opening (Torres Vedras 2010);
concept, music and interactive video mapping show for the celebrations of the bicentenary of the Lines of Torres Vedras (Torres Vedras 2010);
music and video for theatre play by João Garcia Miguel “Mãe Coragem e os seus filhos” (CCB – Lisboa 2011);
sound design for installation by Luís Campos “Vestígios” (Fundação EDP – Lisboa 2011);

 

Artistic Experience

 

2011
_music and video for theatre play by João Garcia Miguel “Mãe Coragem e os seus filhos” – CCB Lisboa

_audio manipulation live performance with Sara Ribeiro on “Cruz Negra” by João Garcia Miguel – Art Show 2011 . Madrid

_touring theatre play by João Garcia Miguel “O Filho da Europa” – various places

_music for installation by Luís Campos “Vestígios” – Fundação EDP . Lisboa

_concept and production of interactive kinectic sonic sculpture “Rainlith 2.0” – Caldas da Rainha

 

2010
_live performance for cinema screening of Dziga Vertov’s “Man With Movie Camera”, “8mm” – Torres Vedras

_music and video for theatre play by João Garcia Miguel “O Filho da Europa” -FITEI Porto

_concept, music and video mapping show for municipality market grand opening – Torres Vedras

_concept, music and interactive video mapping show for the celebrations of the bicentenary of the Lines of Torres Vedras – Torres Vedras

 

2009
_Participation in the project Jardim de Santos XXI, experimenta design, conception of sound design project – Lisbon

_Design for virtual set of theatre piece from João Garcia Miguel “Sangue – Estudos de Antígona” – Lisbon

_Artistic residence at “Espaço do Tempo” of Rui Horta, for reflexion on the piece of João Garcia Miguel “O banqueiro Anarquista” – Montemor-o-novo

_Design for virtual set with projection mapping of theatre piece from João Garcia Miguel “O Banqueiro Anarquista”, text of Fernando Pessoa – Lisbon

_Artistic residence of 30 days with 10 international artists in São Paulo “Red Bull House of Art” – São Paulo

_Concept and production of interactive sound installation “Paradise Found” – São Paulo

_Concept and production of sonic sculpture “Rainlith 1.0” – São Paulo

 

2008

_Portuguese representation for Instituto Camões at the event “Proxeto edicíon” with the live electronics project Plat|::|form – Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

_Virtual set for contemporary music concert of Nuno Côrte Real from the piece of Olivier Messiaen “Quarteto para o Fim dos Tempos” – Teatro – Cine Torres Vedras

_Concert of the live electronics project Plat|::|form at festival Territorios Sevilla – territorios digitales . Sevilla

_Sound design piece “Stretch” for exhibition “Flexibility – Design in a fast changing society” – Torino World Design Capital 2008 . Torino

 

2007

_Conference at first edition of PechaKucha night Lisbon . Teatro A Barraca . Lisbon _Concert colective STFU . CCCTV . Torres Vedras
_Collaboration Project 5 Cities . Pangeiart . London – Torres Vedras – Lisbon – Oporto – Braga

 

2006

_Production of virtual set for theatre piece by Moncho Rodriguez “O Pássaro de Papel” . Teatro-Cine Torres Vedras

_Production of original music and Live act of mix media “Outersites IIII” . multiple events

_Concert-conference with Gonçalo Prudêncio, “Invisible Reality” – Cinema São Jorge . Lisboa

 

2005

_Participation in Web Art project of David Balula, “l’appareil: window standpoint series” www.lappareil.com/window . Internet

_Sound Design and Original Music for exhibition “Transit – Contributos para um novo universo TAP” . City Museum . Lisbon

_Collaboration of Sound Design for installation of Raquel Feliciano . “(d)o outro lado” . Monte- mor-o-novo

_Participation in electronic music compilation “Portugal: A New Sound Portrait” . Numero Records . Paris

_Remix of a track by Rão Kiau, “Zau” for vinyl press by Red Bull Music Academy . Internacional

 

2004

_Recording and Production of sound for installation of Daniel Barroca “Sem título” . CCC – Festival RI . Torres Vedras

_Composition and Production of music for installation of Luís Campos “Limbo” . Festival Luz Boa . Lisbon

_Master Class with Daz I Kue (Bugz in the Attic – UK) and 9 national musicians (Miguel Cardona (Coldfinger), João Barbosa (1.UIK Project), Kaspar, Kronic, Francisco Rebelo (Space Boys/Cool Hipnoise), João Gomes (Space Boys/Cool Hipnoise e Miguel Guia (Loopless)) . Restart . Lisboa

 

2003

_Original music for video installation with Sandro Aguilar . Voyager 03 . EXD03

_Original music and live act for painting exhibition of Paulo Quintas “Chaosmos” . Centro de Cultura Contemporânea . CCC . Torres Vedras

_Original music and live act for conference of Gonçalo Prudêncio “Invisible Reality” . S. Jorge . EXD03

_Selected portuguese representative at Red Bull Music Academy 2003 . Cape Town

_Live act with Adreas Dimitriadis (Grécia) and Serge Van der Velde (Bélgica) . Sutra Club . Cape Town

 

2002

_2 musics in CD of compilation of mono ̈cromatica “Volun” . mono ̈cromatica

_Release of original music CD “Elastic Void” . mono ̈cromatica

_Live electronics project “Elastic Void” with João Paulo Feliciano, at exhibition “Voyager” – ExperimentaDesign . Convento dels Angels . Barcelona

 

2001

_Sound installation with Rafael Toral for the exhibition “Voyager” . Red Module, experimenta- design2001 . Milão, London, Lisbon

_Live soundtrack for exhibition “Voyager” with Rafael Toral and João Paulo Feliciano (houselab audio unit), experimentadesign2001 – Old Truman Brewery – London

_Performance with Margarida Mestre (body language/spoken word/sound manipulation), “a blues” . Galeria ZdB . Lisbon

_Live electronics with Houselab collective, “Stop Motion” . Porto

_Music for Video Art piece of Margarida Moura Guedes “Berlindes” . ACARTE . Lisbon

 

2000

_Participation in workshop and concert of Emanuel Dimas Pimenta, “HLMRPHSS” . MEIAC . Badajoz

_Live act of mix media Houselab colective “Houseware 2000” . Expo 2000 . Hannover